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    " ... among the principal books on
    hawking in the English language"

    Simon Latham. Falconry. Or the Faulcons Lure, and Cure. London: Printed by I. B. for R[oger]. Jackson, 1615. First edition, second issue, K3 present in uncancelled state. [Bound with]: Simon Latham. New and Second Booke of Falconry... London: Printed by I. B. for Roger. Jackson, 1618. First edition. Small quarto, approximately 7.25 x 5.25 inches. [22], 147, [1, blank]; [20], 148 pages, first book lacking blank leaves. Woodcut on title-page of book one. Book two with additional illustrated title-page and intertextual woodcut illustrations thoughout. Nineteenth-century brown levant morocco, boards paneled in dark brown and gilt, with gilt floral cornerpieces, spine in six compartments, ruled and lettered or stamped in gilt, with five raised bands, all edges gilt, signed by Riviere and Son on the front turn-in. Book one text block tightly trimmed with occasional occurrence of shaved text, preliminary leaves soiled with some dampstaining. Book two with occasional ink notations and the last twenty-eight leaves dampstained at right margin. Some corners refreshed throughout. Still, a near fine copy of this important and handsome book on Falconry. STC 15268. Schwerdt I, p. 302.

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